‘Inspiration’ Queen sends personal message to heroic Lionesses after Euro 2022 win

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THE QUEEN has sent a message of congratulations to England’s Lionesses after beating Germany in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley Stadium today, calling the team an “inspiration” for the “future generations”.

The monarch’s message read: “My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships. It is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff.

“The Championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise. However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned.”

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The Queen has congratulated the Lionesses for the Euro 2022 victory (Image: GETTY)

It added: “You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations. It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today.”

It was signed “Elizabeth R”.

The Duke of Cambridge, who was at Wembley cheering on the team, also issued a message to the champions.

Prince William and Beth Mead

Prince William and Beth Mead, who claimed the prestigious Golden Boot (Image: GETTY)

He said: “Sensational. An incredible win, Lionesses, and the whole nation couldn’t be prouder of you all.

“Wonderful to see history in the making tonight at Wembley, congratulations! W.”

A visibly excited Prince William congratulated England forward Beth Mead at the stadium as she was handed the Golden Boot after edging Germany’s Alexandra Popp, despite both players finishing on six goals.

Arsenal’s Mead, 27, claimed the prestigious award as she had more assists than Popp, with the England player laying on five goals for her teammates.

Germany captain Popp, 31, pulled out of the final after suffering an injury in the warm-up.

Mead scored in four of England’s six games at the home tournament.

Meanwhile, Popp, scored in all five of Germany’s matches before the final, including both goals in the 2-1 semi-final win over France.

Mead’s success comes just a year after she was left out of the Team GB squad for the Tokyo Olympics.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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